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Tapestry: a peony and butterfly

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1368-1644
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W: 24.7 x 27.7 cm (9 3/4 x 10 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.571a
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.571a

Object Details

  • Provenance

    Studio of Hai Shan-sen [1]
    To 1916
    Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [2]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 [3]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] An Envelope File note by Ma Su, dated 1917, states: "Label on cover of the album reads: 'Album of T'ang and Sung Painters. These pictures at one time belonged to the Studio of Hai Shan-sen, a well-known Ching Art Studio'" (see Curatorial Remark 5, H. E. Buckman, 1963, in the object record).
    [2] See Original Album List, S.I. 36A, pg. 50, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Studio of Hai Shan-sen
    Wang Jiantang 王鑑堂 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Costume and Textile
  • Restrictions and Rights

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